Calling all hogs
Corn and acorns are among a wild hogís favorite foods, but theyíll eat almost anything.
Mine is a Johnny Stewart Preymaster Digital Caller with a memory card collection, which includes predator calls as well as hog calls. The hog calls have four different settings ó feeding hogs, distressed piglets, pigs in conflict ó you get the picture. By setting your speaker near a corn pile or a heavily travelled trail, you may stir a porkerís curiosity enough to draw him into the open.
I was on a Lowcountry hunt with a dozen other folks, late afternoon, and I was about a hundred yards from a corn pile. After settling into a ladder stand, I cranked up the "feeding hogs" call. After 30 minutes, I stopped. Five minutes later, I cranked up "distressed piglets." I took a break then mixed the two together ó what a racket! But shortly thereafter, a 100-pound boar walked out and stood broadside. I shot. He fell. I once again cranked up the call and, right at dark, a larger sow stepped out. I shot. She fell. Not a bad afternoonís work.
What adds credibility to the Johnny Stewart callís effectiveness is that no other hunter saw a pig that evening. Everyone wanted a look at my caller. I believe Johnny Stewartís sales saw a slight spike the next day.
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